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American Muslims Celebrate Defeat Of Congressional Islamophobes Allen West And Joe Walsh

(RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that Muslim voters, at least in some districts, are a political force to be reckoned with. “These encouraging results clearly show that mainstream Americans reject anti-Muslim bigotry by candidates for public office and […]

A special screening of Humayun Ahmed’s last film “Ghetu Putro Kamola” will be held this afternoon [US local time] at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Auditorium in Los Angeles. The screening is part of the 70th Golden Globe Awards that will take place in January next year. Judges will see the film competing in the “Foreign […]

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George Entwistle and BBC Chairman Lord Patten give their statements outside Broadcasting Hou “To have been the director general of the BBC even for a short period, and in the most challenging of circumstances, has been a great honour. “While there is understandable public concern over a number of issues well covered in the media […]

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The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday. The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday, aiming to establish better connectivity and boost bilateral trade between the two next-door neighbours. Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint San will lead the Myanmar side while […]

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Formation of Syrian National Coalition announced amid reports of deaths in explosions in Deraa and air raids in Douma. Syrian opposition groups meeting in the Qatari capital have agreed to form a united group called the Syrian National Coalition. The biggest group, the Syrian National Congress, had been under pressure to join a broad-based government-in-waiting. […]

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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the repair work on Ghorasal-Palash road will be completed within the next 20 days. Quader said this while talking to local journalists after visiting the road in Palash upazila. He expressed his dissatisfaction after seeing the dilapidated condition of the road. The minister also directed the local administration […]

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Angry Birds Star Wars. The very thought of these two global entertainment brands coming together was controversial when first announced, with plenty of critics suggesting the Star Wars brand was somehow being sullied by the association with a mobile game series that didn’t exist five years ago. It was as if these critics hadn’t watched […]

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Computer Jagat, a local ICT magazine, is going to organise the first e-commerce Fair 2013 in Bangladesh. The fair will be held in February 2013 in the capital. Companies that are directly or indirectly involved with e-commerce like banks, public and private universities and educational institutions, mobile network operators, NGOs, computer hardware and software organisations […]

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Several days after the US election, some Republicans are still struggling to accept the result.   So many believe that the media in the US is biased against them – dubbed the ‘lamestream’ media by the darling of the right, Sarah Palin – that they turn to right-wing news channels and blogs and radio commentators. […]

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Muhith now claims; audio record tells otherwise; Yunus terms the diatribe unfortunate Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday denied that he had quoted Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as saying that Bangladesh’s achievements were not highlighted on the world stage because of Prof Muhammad Yunus. However, The Daily Star has the recorded proof that the finance minister […]

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Reaz Ahmad, from Beijing China has opted for a middle path between an orthodox closed-door policy and abandoning socialism. General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Jintao’s report, placed before the ongoing 18th National Congress, is anything to go by, China has unswervingly chosen to pursue socialism even as it further opens […]

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No appointment of directors in 2 months due to lobbying by political aspirants Powerful vested interests are lobbying for the posts of board directors of state-owned banks that have been plagued by irregularities due to interference from some outgoing directors with political affiliation. The tenure of the boards of state-owned-commercial banks (SOCB) expired in the […]

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